Apple improves the camera, screen and processor of its new ‘iPhone 14’ family
Apple has presented its new iPhone 14 catalog made up of five models, with prices between 559 euros and 2,119 euros. These are the new 6.1-inch iPhone 14, priced at 1,009 euros; the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus, valued at $1,159; the iPhone 14 SE for 559 euros; as well as in the high-end 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro, priced between 1,319 euros, the Pro Max from 1,469 euros, but with versions with a storage capacity of one terabyte valued at 2,119 euros.
As usual, at the end of the summer, Apple presented the new family of mobile phones to help to answer the questions posed by the nearly one billion active users of the apple smartphone: is it worth renewing the mobile? ? Are the built-in improvements worth the asking price? Is the new device a whim or a necessity? These and other issues will be talked about and compared in the coming months in the heat of a range of products that maintains the usual strategic coherence in the brand: hardware, software, and services. The manufacturer is also consistent in the destination of its improvements, always committed to advancing the fundamentals of any smartphone: screen, camera, processor, performance, and services related to health and emergency.
The main novelty of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max consists in the concealment of the so-called ‘Notch’ on the front panel, that is, the tab that frames the selfie camera, now converted into a “dynamic island”, the size of a pill capable of expanding and shrinking based on the information or applications it displays. The iPhone Pro screen offers 2,000 nits of luminosity, an industry record, and incorporates the technology of always on (Always on display), although with low brightness and very low refresh rate. In this way, the traditional black of the mobile screen at rest will change to a dimly lit aspect capable of offering information such as the clock, calendar, or the basic ‘widgets’ that are chosen (weather or notifications). Although it may seem contradictory, millions of users will be able to save battery life with this resource, since they will avoid having to turn on the screen every time they want to check the time.
The five-nanometer A16 Bionic chip, with 16 million transistors and capable of handling 17 trillion operations per second, is considered the fastest smartphone processor on the market. In image matters, the main camera of the iPhone 14 Pro grows to 48 megapixels ProRow, with a focal aperture of 1.78 with a larger sensor, which doubles the light capture compared to previous Apple models. In turn, the telephoto lens has 12 megapixels, with double digital magnification and a focal aperture of 1.78.
Selfies with autofocus
Both the iPhone 14 model (available from September 16) and the iPhone 14 Plus (available from September 23) maintain the ‘notch’ of the front camera and the best battery in an Apple smartphone. These teams inherit the A15 Bionic chip from their older Pro brothers. The screen assembly has a triple 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, with a focal aperture of 1.5, image stabilization for photo and video, and the function of autofocus on the front camera for selfie fans. For US users, the iPhone 14 offers an eSIM, without the slot for a physical SIM, and adds a shock detector for traffic accidents, similar to that of the new Apple Watch. In case of an emergency, the new smartphones incorporate an application with ASOS emergency function via satellite, for use even in areas without cellular coverage.
The Apple Watch considered the best-selling watch in the world for seven years, basically maintains its design in the new Series 8 with an apparent smaller edge of the screen, with a brightness of 2,000 nits. The device incorporates the temperature sensor in the rear glass, with high-precision data captured every five seconds, as well as GPS and barometer. The equipment adds a technology to control the menstrual cycle of women to anticipate the dates of greater fertility, as well as a more precise function of detection of traffic bumps (front, side, rear), with notification to emergency systems, with geolocation included at no added cost thanks to international roaming. In addition, the Apple Watch battery has a daily life without charge of 18 hours and up to 36 in low power mode. Health data is kept encrypted on the device, without access to the cloud. Apple watches can be ordered from this Thursday to receive on September 16 with prices from 499 euros. The cheap version of the new Apple Watch Series 8 SE misses the temperature sensor, but it costs 299 euros .
For its part, the high-end model, the Apple Watch Ultra Series 8 (from 999 euros, available from September 23, in GPS and mobile data version) is aimed at the most sporty and adventurous users, who demand high performance and a completely flat design with a 49-millimeter screen and ruggedized, with a titanium case, GPS with precise capture of waypoints and electronics resistant to low temperatures. The model incorporates the technology of its brothers while adding a configurable action button, an 86-decibel siren, double water resistance up to 30 meters deep, and an ultra battery that lasts up to 36 hours at full capacity ( 60 hours in power saving mode).
Apple’s new 299-euro headphones -available from September 23- incorporate a new H2 chip, capable of optimizing audio space through ear mapping (with the help of the mobile camera) and greater efficiency for sound cancellation (with 48,000 samples per second, double that of the previous version). The battery improves up to 6 hours of use with a single charge and 30 hours with the case.